Articles on Grafting

Division & Grafting

By Kev Bailey, United Kingdom

Many plants possess multiple stems, each with its own root system, which can be carefully divided. Provided that this is done at the correct time of year, usually late spring, it is one of the easiest ways of increasing plant stocks. If possible, lift the plant with as much root as you can and assess where the most suitable pieces can be obtained from. It is helpful if some of the soil can be removed to reveal the major roots. Use a root cutter, secateurs or sharp saw to divide the plant into the required pieces.